name: "Compinkie Rock Cress" or "Wall
Latin name: Arabis arendsii 'Compinkie'
Growth habit: Mat forming
Max height: 3" - 4"
Flowers: Yes, May - June
Flower type: Racemes
Native to area: No
Available varieties: 20+
Compinkie Rock Cress is a rambling, mat forming perennial. It
makes a excellent ground cover and is fantastic cascading over
walls, or planted in rock gardens. Mid to late spring Compinkie
Rock Cress will start developing an abundance of fragrant pink flowers
that will cover the entire plant. Once the plant has finished
flowering for the season cut it back fairly hard to promote new
Plant Compinkie Rock Cress in full sun in well drained soil. Well
drained soil is the key to successful growing Rock Cress. It
tolerates poor soils, and our hot dry summer conditions quite well.
Once established Compinkie Rock Cress prefers the soil to be a
little on the dry side.
Divide Compinkie Rock Cress plants every three years during the
fall to help maintain the plants vigor. Seed can be started in a cold
frame but for quicker growth, purchase pre-started plants from your local Garden
Center. Space new container grown plants 8"
- 12" apart.